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Workforce Training

Employment Skills Center (29 S. Hanover St., Carlisle) – Programs include: GED preparation, adult basic education, English as a Second Language, Nurse Aid Training and Workforce Development.

PA CareerLINK Cumberland County (1 Alexandra Court, Carlisle) – Programs include: Career Resources Center, GED and Adult Basic Education, Vocational Rehabilitation, Civil and Non-Civil Service Information, On-the-job Training, and Classroom Training

View a list of all Cumberland County’s education partners here, including K-12, technical schools and higher education institutions.

The Manufacturers Association (20 Busser Rd., Emigsville) – Member services & benefits include: self-insured employee health plans, education and training, advocacy for workers to government and business leaders, workforce development for new and existing employees, HR resources, business surveys, newsletters, and networking opportunities in regional business communities.

Social Services

Hope Station (149 W. Penn St., Carlisle) – Programs include: Literary and Arts after school assistance, Youth program leadership, Kids Cafe, Keep Hope & Summer Food Program

United Way of Carlisle & Cumberland County (145 S. Hanover St., Carlisle) – Programs include:  Community Needs Assessment; funds Safe Harbor, Carlisle CARES, Domestic Violence Services of Cumberland and Perry Counties, Salvation Army and Employment Skills Centers’ GED, Basic Literacy, and ESL classes; scholarships for families for childcare and summer camp; runs a heating assistance program for fuel, oil, kerosene, propane, and wood pellets

Project SHARE (5 North Orange St., Carlisle) – Programs include: Food distribution on the 3rd Thursday of each month,Farmstand hours,Home delivery, educational programs including cooking classes for children and adults, a Lunch and Learn Program, and a life skills program

Chambers of Commerce

Carlisle Area Chamber of Commerce (212 N Hanover St., Carlisle) – Programs include: Connecting high school students in Carlisle and Boiling Springs with employers; Providing career awareness support for Carlisle and Boiling Springs school districts; Carlisle Area Personnel Association (CAPA) meets with area employers to learn about new student-employer opportunities; Hosts Hiring our Heroes Job Fairs

Funding Partners

Partnership for Better Health (274 Wilson St., Carlisle) – Programs include: Grant funding to various programs within the community, mainly non-profit organizations; focus area on supporting resources that promote increased minimum wage and the creation of high quality jobs.

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